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Fragment: C.54-1904

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Production: Unknown (Probably)




Fragment of a dish or bowl rim. Buff earthenware, tin-glazed on both sides. Painted in blue, yellow, and orange.
Approximately triangular, curved fragment of rim and side.
From the pointed end upwards to the rim: a blue line, blue oblique strokes between two blue lines, blue and yellow petal shapes on a broad orange band with yellow petal shapes on a broad orange band with yellow dot-filled triangles above, blue oblique strokes between two blue lines, a blue line, an orange zig-zag line, a wide blue band with oblique darker blue strokes over it, and a yellow band on the edge. On the reverse, a series of blue Us.


History note: Probably found near the Duomo in Orvieto, where purchased by the donor

Place(s) associated

  • Deruta ⪼ Umbria ⪼ Italy

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1904) by Bosanquet, R. C.


Early 16th Century
Circa 1500 CE - 1525 CE

School or Style


Components of the work

Decoration composed of high-temperature colours ( in blue, yellow and orange)
Side Length 3.5 cm Length 4.5 cm Length 4.7 cm

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production

Tin-glazing : Buff earthenware, tin-glazed on both sides. Painted in blue, yellow, and orange.

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: rectangular with blue border (the F written as 7 crossed)

  • Text: F 18
  • Method of creation: Inscribed in red ink
  • Type: Label

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.54-1904
Primary reference Number: 80933
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 19 December 2016 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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